This illustration shows the ionosphere's relationship to the Earth.
The illustration appeared in the HAARP Environmental Impact
Statement on page 10-125 of Volume II.
MESSING WITH 'MOTHER EARTH' AND HER KIDS
A BRIEF HISTORY OF EVENTS &
Nikola Tesla invents system
of Alternating Current (AC) power source and transmission
system. As 60-pulse-per-second (Hertz) AC power grids spread
over the land, Mom Earth will eventually dance to a different
beat than her usual 7-8 Hertz frequency.
1900: Tesla applies for patent on a
device to "Transmit Electrical Energy Through the Natural
1905: U.S. Patent #787,412 issued
1924: Confirmation that radio waves
bounce off ionospherel (electrically charged layer starting at
altitude of 50 kilometers).
1938: Scientist proposes to light up
night sky by electron gyrotron heating from a powerful
1940: Tesla announces "death ray"
1945: Atomic bomb tests begin - 40,000 electromagnetic pulses to follow.
W.O. Schumann identifies 7.83
Hertz resonant frequency of the earth.
1958: Van Allen radiation belts
discovered (zones of charged particles trapped in earth's
magnetic field) 2,000+ miles up. Violently disrupted in the same
Project Argus, U.S. Navy
explodes three nuclear bombs in Van Allen belt.
1958: White House advisor on weather
modification says Defense Department studying ways to manipulate
charges "of earth and sky, and so affect the weather".
1960: Series of weather disasters
1961?: Copper needles dumped into
ionosphere as "telecommunications shield".3
1 Victor A. Schmidt, Planet
Earth and the New Geoscience. Kendall/Hunt, Iowa, 1986, pg. 428
2 Editor's page, "Weather
Modification",Saturday Review 2/5/1977.
3 Keesings Historisch Archief,
courtesy of Nigel Harle, Netherlands,
1961: Scientists propose artificial
ion cloud experiments. In 1960's the dumping of chemicals
(barium powder etc.) from satellites/rockets began. 4
1961-62: U.S.S.R. and U.S.A. create
many electromagnetic pulses (EMPs) in the atmosphere; 300
megatons of nuclear devices deplete ozone layer by about 4%.5
1962: Launch of Canadian satellites
& start of stimulating plasma resonances by antennas within the
1966: Gordon J. F. MacDonald
publishes military ideas on environmental engineering.7
1960's: In Wisconsin, US Navy
Project Sanguine lays extremely low frequency (ELF) antennae.
1968: Moscow scientists tell the
West that they have pinpointed which pulsed magnetic field
frequencies help mental and physiological functions and which
frequencies do harm. 8
1972: First reports on "ionospheric
heater" experiments with high frequency radio waves, at
Arecibo.9 A 100 megawatt heater in Norway built later in decade
can change conductivity of auroral ionosphere. 10
1973: Documentation that launch of
Skylab "halved the total electron content of the ionosphere for
three hours" (by rocket exhaust gases). 11,12
1973: Recommendations for study of
Project Sanguine's biological effects denied by Navy. 13
1974: United Nations General
Assembly bans environmental warfare.
4 Manfred Scholer, "On the Motion
of Artificial Ion Clouds in the Magnetosphere", Planet Space Sci.
1970, Vol. 18 pp 977 to 1004. Printed in Northern Ireland.
5 National Academy of Sciences,
"Long-Term Effects of Multiple Nuclear-Weapon Detonation", 1975
6 Michael J. Rycroft, "Active
Experiments in Space Plasmas" Nature vol. 287 4 Sept. 1980, pg,
7 Lowell Ponte, The Cooling.
Prentice-Hall, NJ, 1976, pg. 166-7
8 Sheila Ostrander and Lynn Schroeder Super Memory: The
Revolution. Carroll & Graf, NY, pg. 303.
9 W.E. Gordon and H.C,
Carlson/'Arecibo Heating Experiments", Radio Science,Vol. 9,
No.11, pges 1041-7, Nov. 1974.
10 Michael J. Rycroft, "Active Experiments in Space Plasmas",
Nature Vol. 287, Sept. 1980, pg. 7.
11 Michael J. Rycroft, "Ionospheric
Hole Caused by Rocket Engine", Nature Vol. 297, June 1982, pg.
12 Michael Mendillo, Gerald S.
Hawkins, John A. Klobuchar, "A Sudden Vanishing of the
Ionospheric F Region Due to the Launch of Skylab", Journal of
Geophysical Research, Vol. 80 No. 16, June 1, 1975, pg. 2217.
13 Robert O. Becker, Cross
Currents. Jeremy Tarcher LA 1990, pg. 201-3.
1974: High frequency experiments at
Plattesville, Colorado; Arecibo, Puerto Rico; and, Armidale, New
South Wales heat "bottom side of ionosphere". 14
1974: Experiments - airglow
brightened by hitting oxygen atoms in ionosphere with
1975: Stanford professor Robert
Helliwell reports that very low frequency (VLF) from power lines
is altering the ionosphere. 15
1975: U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson
forces Navy to release research showing that extremely low
frequency (ELF) transmissions can alter human blood chemistry.
1975: Pell Senate Subcommittee urges
that weather and climate modification work be overseen by
civilian agency answerable to U.S. Congress. Didn't happen.
1975: Soviets begin pulsing
"Woodpecker" extremely low frequency (ELF) waves, at key
brainwave rhythms. 17 Eugene, Oregon, one of locations where
people were particularly affected.
1976: Drs. Susan Bawin & W. Ross
Adey show nerve cells affected by ELF fields. 18
1979: Launch of NASA's third
High-Energy Astrophysical Observatory causes large scale,
artificially induced depletion in the ionosphere. Plasma hole
caused by "rapid chemical processes" between rocket exhaust and
ozone layer." 19
"Ionosphere was significantly depleted over a
horizontal distance of 300 km for some hours."
1985: Bernard J. Eastlund applies
for patent "Method and Apparatus for Altering a Region in the
Earth's Atmosphere, Ionosphere and/or Magnetosphere," (First of
three Eastlund patents assigned to ARCO Power Technologies Inc.)
14 G. Meltz, F.W. Perkins, "Ionospheric
Modification Theory: Past, Present and Future", Radio Science,
Vol. 9, No. 11, Nov. 1974.
15 Lowell Ponte, The Cooling.
Prentice-Hall, NJ.1976, pg. 169.
16 Ibid., pg, 168.
17 Sheila Ostrander and Lynn
Schroeder, Super-Memorv: The Revolution. Carol & Graf
Publishers, NY 1991, pg. 299.
18 Dr, Robert O. Becker,
Cross-Currents: The Perils of Elecropollution The Promise of
Electromedicine Jeremy Tarcher, LA 1990, pg. 233
19 Michael Mendillo, Donald Rote,
Paul A. Bernhardt, "Preliminary Report of the HEAO Hole in the
Ionosphere", American Geophysical Union, EOS, Vol, 61, No. 28,
July 8, 1980, pg. 529.
1986: U.S. Navy Project Henhouse
duplicates Delgado (Madrid) experiment very low level, very low
frequency pulsed magnetic fields harm chick embryos.
1980's: In the later part of the
decade the U.S. begins network of
Ground Wave Emergency Network
(GWEN) towers, each to generate Very Low Frequency (VLF) waves
for defense purposes .
1987-92: Other Arco Power
Technologies Incorporated (APTI) scientists build on Eastlund
patents for development of new weapon capabilities.
1994: Military contractor E-Systems
buys APTI, holder of Eastlund patents and contract to build
biggest ionospheric heater in world High-frequency Active
Auroral Research Project (HAARP).
1994: Congress freezes funding on
HAARP until planners increase emphasis on earth penetrating
tomography uses, for nuclear counterproliferation efforts.
1995: Raytheon buys E-Systems and
old APTI patents. The technology is now hidden among thousands
of patents within one of the largest defense contractor
1995: Congress budgets $10 million
for 1996 under "nuclear counterproliferation" efforts for HAARP
1995: HAARP planners to test
number 5,041,834 in September.
1994-6: Testing of first stage HAARP
equipment continues, although funding was frozen.
1996: HAARP planners to test the
earth penetrating tomography applications by modulating the
electroject at ELF frequencies.
1998: The European Parliament's
Subcommittee on Security and Disarmament holds a hearing on
HAARP on February 5, 1998. Coauthor Begich presents on HAARP and
new weapon technologies.
2001-17: Projected period for HAARP
operations. Fully operating HAARP developmental proto-type
system by early part of the period.
20 Dr. Robert O. Becker.
Cross-Currents: The Perils of Elecropollution, The Promise of
Electromedicine, Jeremy Tarcher, LA ,1990
Updates - September 2001
In February 1998, while testifying before the European Parliament, I
indicated that the United States would violate the Anti-Ballistics
Missile (ABM) Treaty with the former Soviet Union. I asserted that
the United States would take the position that because the Soviet
Union had dissolved, the agreement was no longer valid.
On this point, the Members of the
Committee could not agree with us because most believed that the
United States would honor the agreement, recognizing the Treaty as a
stabilizing document for the entire world. In less than ten months
from our pronouncement, the United States announced their new
initiative for a missile defense system outside of the Treaty.
United States Senator Ted Stevens made the arguments just as
The original ABM Treaty allowed only one defense system in each
country the United States and the Soviet Union. It had been our
contention that HAARP represented research which would lead to me
eventual deployment of a new missile defense system based in Alaska.
We also made clear that me United States was moving forward with new
technologies while giving the world, and our allies, the impression
mat there was a real effort underway toward reductions in arms.
The reality, time would demonstrate, was
a new race toward the new technology.
What Ever Happened to Star
Remember Star Wars, the concept which would move the theater of war
to space? In 1995, the funding for Star Wars was widely reported as
a dead issue when full funding was defeated by the United States
However, Star Wars did not end as many
unpopular programs do - they just get new names.
"This year the Ballistic Missile
Defense Organization (once called the Strategic Defense
Initiative) got $3.7 billion. That's up from $2.8 billion in
1995, and is very near the peak level spent during the Cold
The problem was that the United States
was not fully covered under its single ABM system, leaving Alaska
and Hawaii unprotected. Alaska produces about 22% of U.S. oil
requirements, holds all 33 strategic minerals in commercial
quantities and represents tremendous natural resource wealth. Hawaii
is a strategic point for the entire Pacific presence of the United
These two areas, in the estimation of
military planners, had to be protected. The need for a system to
protect Alaska and Hawaii is acknowledged and we agree that these
regions should be protected. We believe that this could be
accomplished in a more open and honest way, particularly when it
affects our allies and the American public.
What is interesting is that the billions spent on Star Wars systems,
which these became known as, were only for "research," according to
the military's mission statements. The technology is being advanced
in the hope that a system might be developed early in the next
century. The external threats are now being characterized as "rogue
states and terrorist organizations" which might gain nuclear weapon
delivery technologies. While the threats are not imagined and need
to be addressed, it is not responsible to create word games which
end public debate and allow systems thought to be discontinued the
latitude to proceed.
21. Fox, Adrienne. "Star wars:
Force Not With Us, US Remains Defenseless Against Missile Attack."
Investor's Business Daily, Aug. 25, 1997. EPI150
In another "offshoot of the Reagan administration's Strategic
Defense Initiative" satellite-disabling lasers have been developed.
A test, at less than full power, was performed at the end of 1997 to
demonstrate the ability of the system to hit its target. The
demonstration "was a success and now many are concerned that this
may provoke an arms race in space."22
What has become clear is that what the United States says to its
citizens, friends and adversaries tends to be variations of the same
misinformation and manipulations of the facts.
This is where our story began. HAARP - The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program is a joint project of the United States Air
Force and Navy, based in Alaska. The project is a research program
designed to study the ionosphere in order to develop new weapons
The HAARP system is designed to manipulate the ionosphere, a layer
which begins about thirty miles above the earth. The transmitter or
HAARP device on the ground is a phased array antenna system - a large
field of antennas designed to work together in focusing
radio-frequency energy for manipulating the ionosphere. The radio
frequency energy can be pulsed, shaped, and altered in ways never
possible with other transmitters or at the power levels of this new
The device will have an effective-radiated-power of 1 billion watts
when completed in the first phase of the project. It will be used
for "earth penetrating tomography" (looking through layers of the
earth to locate underground facilities or minerals), communications
with submarines, to manipulate communication of others,
over-the-horizon radar, energy transfers from one part of the world
to another, creating artificial plasma (energy) layers or patches in
the ionosphere, to alter weather and may be used as an
The story of HAARP and its related
technology is a part of the puzzle of a "Revolution in Military
Affairs" being pursued by the United States government, but it is
only a small part.
"Millions of dollars have gone to
Alaska universities to harness the power of the aurora borealis,
the electrical energy shimmering in the northern skies... The
earmarks also financed, among other things, 'a supercomputer
north of the Arctic Circle' without naming the University of
Alaska. Fairbanks as the beneficiary."23
Early on in the HAARP project there was
confusion about "harnessing the energy of the aurora" (the northern
lights) for use by the military.
The real use appears to be for
over-the-horizon effects, communications and ABM defense-related
research. The University of Alaska again is the recipient of a
supercomputer for "academic" research. The reality once again is
that the University is being used to conduct military experiments
for advanced weapon systems without full public disclosure or
The above updated material is quoted from the book Earth Rising - The
Revolution: Toward a Thousand Years of Peace by Dr. Nick Begich and
22. Richter, Paul, "Army laser
zaps satellite." Anchorage Daily News, Oct. 21, 1997. EPI426
23. Weiner, Tim. "Universities tap Congress' deep pockets."
Anchorage Daily News, Aug. 24, 1999.
Dr. Nick Begich founder of Earthpulse Press and co-author of
Don't Play This HAARP and Earth Rising the Revolution, delivered a
lecture on Arctic issues and HAARP in Brussels in the European
Parliament on May 5-7, 1997 at the 12th General Assembly Globe
International. In attendance were several members of the Russian
Duma including Vitaliy Sevastyanov one of the delegates listed
Dr. Begich's book, an expose' published
in September 1996, launched the international investigation into the
issues surrounding HAARP.
US HAARP Weapon Development Concerns
Interfax News Agency - August 9, 2002
"MOSCOW (Interfax) - The Russian State Duma has expressed concern
about the USA's programme to develop a qualitatively new type of
"Under the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Programme (HAARP)
[website address: http://server5550.itd.nrl.navy.mil/projects/haarp/],
the USA is creating new integral geophysical weapons that may
influence the near-Earth medium with high-frequency radio
waves," the State Duma said in an appeal circulated on Thursday
"The significance of this qualitative leap could be compared to
the transition from cold steel to firearms, or from conventional
weapons to nuclear weapons. This new type of weapons differs
from previous types in that the near-Earth medium becomes at
once an object of direct influence and its component.
These conclusions were made by the
commission of the State Duma's international affairs and defense
committees, the statement reads: The committees reported that the
USA is planning to test three facilities of this kind. One of them
is located on the military testing ground in Alaska and its
full-scale tests are to begin in early 2003.
The second one is in Greenland and the
third one in Norway.
"When these facilities are launched
into space from Norway, Alaska and Greenland, a closed contour
will be created with a truly fantastic integral potential for
influencing the near-Earth medium," the State Duma said.
The USA plans to carry out
large-scale scientific experiments tinder the HAARP programme,
and not controlled by the global community, will create weapons
capable of breaking radio communication lines and equipment
installed on spaceships and rockets, provoke serious accidents
in electricity networks and in oil and gas pipelines and have a
negative impact on the mental health of people populating entire
regions, the deputies said.
They demanded that an international ban be put on such
large-scale geophysical experiments.
The appeal, signed by 90 deputies, has been sent to President
Vladimir Putin, to the UN and other international organizations,
to the parliaments and leaders of the UN member countries, to
the scientific public and to mass media outlets.
Among those who signed the appeal are Tatyana Astrakhankina,
Nikolay Kharitonov, Yegor Ligachev, Sergey Reshulskiy, Vitaliy
Sevastyanov, Viktor Cherepkov, Valentin Zorkaltsev and Aleksey
Raising the Roof of the World
A four-year old child in his sandbox looks up at a blue sky with his
eyes full of trust. His mother places a straw hat on his head, dabs
sun blocking cream on his freckled nose, and expects that, because
she shielded him from the sun's ultraviolet rays, he is safe from
harmful radiations. But is he? Both his body and his planet are
being penetrated by an unprecedented mix of man-caused radiations,
and now the U.S. military plans to stir up the mix even further.
They could go too far this time.
This book is about people who search for the truth about the
Pentagon's project that is quietly being built at a remote outpost
in Alaska. The $30 million project euphemistically named HAARP (High
frequency Active Auroral Research Program) is made to beam more than
1.7 gigawatts (billion watts) of radiated power into the ionosphere - the electrically-charged layer above Earth's atmosphere.
Put simply, the apparatus is a reversal of a radio telescope - just
transmitting instead of receiving. It will "boil the upper
atmosphere".24 After disturbing the ionosphere, the radiations will
bounce back onto the earth in the form of long waves which penetrate
our bodies, the ground and the oceans.
Could the invasion of radiations damage plants and animal life on
the ground? One technician/researcher told National Public Radio
"I can hardly find an expert who knows anything
about this, because they're all working for the government. Or
working for a university which by proxy is for the government,
because they're funded either through (defense subcontracts)
contracts or through grants from the Department of Defense."
"Working for the government" can certainly be an honorable position.
But in the case of science, it gets in the way of objectivity and
courage to explore. Throughout this century, scientists are
increasingly hesitant to investigate freely outside their specialty.
They are all too aware that the military/industrial/academic complex
decides who gets the lucrative grant, consultancy or academic
position. However, there are independent experts such as those who
looked into HAARP. They speak out in the pages of this book.
These researchers learned that HAARP represents a technology which
could lead to a new class of weapons that could change our world
profoundly - an all-purpose military tool. If misused, the tool could
mess up the weather. It could be used against humanity in a way that
would change what people think, believe and feel. It could be used
for good or evil, just as a harp can produce the music of Mozart or
the melody of a death march.
24 Electronics technician Eric
Nashlund describing HAARP for National Public Radio, KCHU Apr. 27,
Many technological "notes" could be played by HAARP-type military
manipulate global weather
knock out electronic
change our moods and mental
That last item will surprise researchers
who have been looking only at the possible environmental effects of
HAARP-type technologies. However, the authors believe that no sane
person wants to be
manipulated into artificially-induced moods or
actions, and that these possibilities are real. As you will see in
the research cited in this book, U.S. decision-makers for the first
time are proposing to mix military and civilian police resources,
under the banner of "non-lethal" weaponry for crowd control and
This book looks at what can be done with modulated radio frequencies - the stuff of the HAARP experiments - and what environmental effects
the experiments could trigger.
The intent of this book is to call for a moratorium on use of the
super powerful ionospheric heaters until independent scientists and
other nonmilitary decision-makers can have an educated look at what
the experimenters could do. To put it simply, no one is supervising
the big boys who have the big toys and the fat black wallets.
Despite the end of the Cold War, their allowances are still
enviable. Even with some cutbacks to their spending, the military
gets more than other sectors, For example, the Clinton
administration as of May 1995 planned to spend at least $15 billion
on "theater defense missile" systems in the next seven years.25 We
contend that it's time for the public to take a closer look at how
such money is used. It is being used to raise the roof of the world.
The authors' purpose is not to scare you, but instead to inform you
on under-reported crucial issues, and to provide sources for more
information. HAARP has been misrepresented by both the
military/contractors and by its opponents. It's time to open up the
debate to bring in an informed public.
In these pages you will meet some of the
people, from the Alaskan bush to a Princeton science laboratory, who
courageously dug into the topic and, in the process, mobilized many
25 Pilita Clark, "Australia, 05
Missile Deal for Star Wars II", Sydney Morning Herald, May 19, 1995.